Texas Governor Rick Perry and the hate extravaganza known as the American Family Association have an upcoming prayer rally called "the Response" and the event has already gotten some bad press, thanks to the jerkwads in charge. The gathering is purportedly also organized by such religious figures such as John Hagee, who blamed Hurricane Katrina on the gays.
The event originally invited people from all faiths to attend in order to find Jesus, but their latest missive from the Governor's spokesperson has clarified: the event is for Christian prayers only.
Via Right Wing Watch:
"Recently, I was very privileged and honored to be on a conference call with national religious leaders and Governor Rick Perry. He explained his call for a national solemn assembly to repent and seek the Lord on August 6 in Houston, Texas. I believe the Lord is calling Rick Perry to lead us in a day of national repentance before the Lord. It is a solemn assembly according to Joel 2. As we are approaching the end times, it is even more important than ever for the Body of Christ to pray and seek His face. We must repent and turn from our wicked ways so that God may heal our land.
"This is an explicitly Christian event because we are going to be praying to the one true God through His son, Jesus Christ. It would be idolatry of the worst sort for Christians to gather and invite false gods like Allah and Buddha and their false prophets to be with us at that time. Because we have religious liberty in this country, they are free to have events and pray to Buddha and Allah on their own. But this is time of prayer to the One True God through His son, Jesus Christ, who is The Way, The Truth, and The Life."
How very interesting. So a public figure, the leader of one of our largest states, believes that all non-Christians are idolaters? If one red cent of public money is going to this rally it would be a social crime of epic proportions.
I think this act of wingnuttery clearly indicates that Rick Perry should run for President. He would fit right in with the rest of the GOP clown car.